Sharks sign lock Andrews on short-term deal 

Sale Sharks have signed towering South African lock Hyron Andrews on a short-term deal until the end of the current season. 

The 28-year-old, who plays for the Durban-based HollywoodBet Sharks in South Africa, joins as cover for Jonny Hill, who suffered a season-ending injury against La Rochelle in January. 

Andrews, who has played almost 100 games for the Sharks, stands at 6’8” and is known for his high work rate. He was part of the side that suffered a Champions Cup quarter-final defeat to Toulouse last season. 

Sharks supporters will get their first look at Andrews during the club’s mid-season friendly at Northampton on Friday, as Alex Sanderson’s men prepare for the resumption of the Gallagher Premiership the following week. 

Alex said: “Hyron is a superb athlete and a great player who we believe has been underrated and overshadowed over a few years due to the strength-in-depth and quality that in exists in the second-row within the South African system.   

“He pairs his prowess in the line out with a mobility around the park that will dovetail with the physicality we already have in our back five.  

“We are lucky to recruit Hyron in his pomp at 28 years old and hope that he, Maighline his wife and young son Hendrix settle well and thrive in their new home up north.” 

You can catch Hyron in action at the Salford Stadium when Exeter Chiefs make the trip to Manchester on Sunday 31st March. 

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